A computerized identification system is used to verify the identity of a person. The data is stored in a database of a server. An identification card is a card giving identifying data about a person, as full name, address, age, and color of hair and eyes, and often containing a photograph: for use as identification at a place of employment, school, club, etc.
There are various types of identification systems available and implemented across the globe. These are Biometric (finger, hand or iris recognition), Voice Identification, Optical Character Recognition (OCR), Radio-Frequency Identification, and Bar code. Each has its own capabilities but nevertheless, effective for identification purposes. The bar-coded identification system was proposed to improve the existing identification system of the National College of Business and Arts, Fairview campus. The study is concerned on how the current identification procedures perform in the school grounds and how a bar-coded system may help improve it. A bar code is a series of alternating dark and light stripes that are read by an optical scanner. The organization and width of the lines is determined by the bar code protocol selected. A barcode system is a network of hardware and software, consisting primarily of mobile computers, printers, handheld scanners, infrastructure, and supporting software. Barcode systems are used to automate data collection where hand recording is neither timely nor cost effective. Bar coding systems are not radio-frequency identification (RFID) systems even though the companies that provide barcode equipment will often also provide RFID equipment and many companies use both technologies as part of larger resource management systems. There are lots of types of barcode, but the one commonly used all the time is called UPC, the Universal Product Code. Each digit is coded by two black and two white stripes. The stripes have widths of from 1 to 4 units, and the total width for each digit is always seven units.
Background of the study
The National College of Business and Arts is using its current identification system for 8 years now. The ID cards does not have a barcode or a smart chip on it. The objective of this study is to determine if the school is ready to adopt a bar-coded identification system.
The National College of Business and Arts was founded on 1968 by the late Dr. Doroteo S. Pasion, a well-known educator, lawyer, accountant, author and civic leader. NCBA started as a small school building located at the corner of R. Papa and Lepanto streets, between the two giant private schools: University of the East and Far Eastern University. Keeping to its founder's vision, NCBA has opted to remain as a specialized school and its growth, measured and steady through the years. From that small edifice along R. Papa St., NCBA slowly expanded its academic programs and facilities with the single purpose of producing for the nation the type of educated manpower it needs for its development and well being.
When NCBA opened in 1968, its offering were limited to the following courses: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Bachelor of Arts, the Two-Year course in Secretarial Administration and its own CPA Review. Next, the NCBA High School was opened in school year 1973-74 followed by its additional offerings of short terminal courses in Cooperative, Salesmanship, Bookkeeping and Accounting, and Small Business Management in school year 1974-75.
Today, more than 4 decades after its founding, NCBA boasts of a complete package of academic offering - from preparatory school to an expanded tertiary education program and post graduate courses. Since its founding, NCBA has endeavored continually to perpetuate its educational policy: to offer and provide, both in facilities and teaching force, a complete education to young men and women and equip them with the skills and training to become responsible citizens and future...